Manufacturing Simulation Software, Literature Review

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Q1: Identify factors that you would consider towards selecting an appropriate simulation software for use within a manufacturing organisation

Factor| Reason(s) for Selection| Reference(s)|
Analysis| Because analysis is the most tool for audit and analysis of the overall strategic position of the business and its environment. If the simulation software can provide statistics such as means, variances, and confidence intervals and goodness-of-fit test they are will be very helpful feature.| Source:International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, May2010, Vol. 47 Issue 1-4, p381-393, 13p, 2 Diagrams, 10 Charts, 1 GraphChart; found on p384| Testing andefficiency| Validation and Verification:Are independent procedures that are used together for checking that a system meets requirements and specifications and that it fulfils its intended purpose.If the software package provides elements such as on-line help, on-line error message, on-line tutorials, logical error checks, and error handling of a package are also helpful features| Source:International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, May2010, Vol. 47 Issue 1-4, p381-393, 13p, 2 Diagrams, 10 Charts, 1 GraphChart; found on p384| Animation| Because the animation can combine vast amounts of scientific data into a compact package, which can then be presented simplistically.Sub Factor and explanations:Icons: If the package has library of standard icons, icon editors, possibility of creating new icons or importing them from other software packages, and media control interfaceRunning: If the animation could run with the model concurrently the speed of model run would be lower than when the animation is run after the model run has been finishedScreen layout: Issues related to the graphical presentation of the model appearance on the screen| Source:International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, May2010, Vol. 47 Issue 1-4, p381-393, 13p, 2 Diagrams, 10 Charts, 1 GraphChart;...
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